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Lauren Seitz


Lauren Seitz is a PhD student who studies political rhetoric and public address. She is interested in rhetorics of national identity, nationalism, populism, and the far right in Europe. Her research focuses on contemporary populist nationalism, French politics, and national belonging in public political discourse.

Research Interests

Political Rhetoric

Public Address

National Identity

Reactionary Nationalism


M.A. Communication Studies-Colorado State University

B.A. English and French-Ball State University

Awards and Honors

2021-2024 Distinguished Graduate Fellowship-Humanities and Arts

2022 Robert Gunderson Top Student Paper Award, National Communication Association Public Address Division

2020 Top Rhetorical Thesis Award, National Communication Association Master's Education Section

Courses Taught

CMN 111 & 112: Oral and Written Communication I & II